Light Up Lauderdale Holiday Events


The holiday season officially kicks off as Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale hosts the annual Get Lit celebration on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Esplanade Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. This annual event is the launch of Light Up Lauderdale – the ten-week celebration of glittering holiday lights along the Riverwalk.

“A family friendly event”


Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for these spectacular celebrations!


November 15, 6:00 – 8:30 PM – Presented by Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale in association with the City of Fort Lauderdale, Get Lit is a family friendly event that includes live holiday musical performances, Santa and his sleigh, train rides, kid crafts, vendors and more. Elected officials will also be on hand to do the official tree lighting ceremony and usher in the holiday season. The event is free and open to the public. Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2 Street


November 21, 5:30-7 p.m.See the illumination of more than 50,000 holiday lights along the picturesque beachfront and the return of “Olas,” the wildly popular larger-than-life 20-foot Beach Snowman at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. Highlights include performances by the Yuletide Carolers, jazz saxophonist Randy Corinthian, the Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds, plus a kids zone with Santa, inflatables, slides, pony rides and more. Free. The Hub on Fort Lauderdale Beach, 300 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale.


November 28, Join the City of Fort Lauderdale and the North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes for our newest light up event that will bring the magic of the holiday season to the Galt Ocean Mile!  Enjoy an enchanted evening of live music, entertainment, food and fun for the entire family. The event will feature live performances on four stages, a holiday concert by the Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds orchestra, a kids zone, and a spectacular tree lighting ceremony.
North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes
A1A and Oakland Park Blvd. along NE 32 and 33 Streets


6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Florida Sweet Tarts (Blue Jean Blues Stage, NE 33rd Street)

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cindy Curtis & Company (NE 32nd Street Stage)

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Elisa Rego Band (Fishtales Stage, NE 33rd Street)

7:00 p.m. Holiday Tree Lighting (Bokamper’s Stage, NE 32nd Avenue)

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds Holiday Concert (Bokamper’s Stage, NE 32nd Avenue)

Light Up the Galt


December 1, 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd.


December 7, 5:00 – 9:00 PM  Get ready for the hottest light up event in town! The City of Fort Lauderdale proudly hosts the 12th Annual Light Up Sistrunk on Friday, December 7 from 5 – 9 p.m. along historic Sistrunk Boulevard from N.W. 9 Avenue to N.W. 11 Avenue! Join us at this free event in the heart and soul of our City to kick off the holiday season and enjoy outstanding music, entertainment, and family fun! Highlights of the celebration will include live bands, a giant tree lighting ceremony, photos with Santa, local sports teams’ mascots, a toy giveaway, health fair, vendors, and a huge kids zone with DJ, bounce houses, karaoke, game trucks and more!

Light Up Sistrunk

light up the holidays

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Date(s) - 11/15/2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Esplanade Park 400 SW Second St, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312